Innovation Sprint


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Get Paid To Work With Innovative Companies

Add a Unique Experience To Your Resume 

Expand your professional network

Score $600 for 5 weeks of real-world work experience with an industry leader
Build new products and services to solve real problems
Link up with industry experts, expanding your circle for exciting career opportunities. Get ready to open doors!


Innovation Sprint is the launching ground for your career. In just five weeks, you will experience what it’s like to work in an innovative environment, aiding a leader tackle a complex business problem with a group of diverse students from across campus. Innovation Sprint equips you with transformative tools to create positive change in a business, learn valuable career skills and best of all, expand your network! 

Experience Innovation Sprint


Dive headfirst into a captivating challenge, embracing collaboration to craft a new product or service.


Utilize creativity and curiosity as you explore design thinking, design sprints, and a plethora of innovation tools, technologies, and methodologies.

3 Uncover the secrets of working for a business and gain an exclusive inside perspective into the dynamic world of innovation




Want to read more about past Innovation Sprint experiences? Check out our blog posts here

Session Dates

Fall 2024 dates are to be determined.

Mandatory in-person session times:

Mondays: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fridays: 1-hour meeting (flexible time)

All sessions will take place in Slate Innovation Lab (EB3121)

Program Requirements

Sprint participants can expect to work 6-8 hours per week during the program. 

Participant must complete the 6 week program to receive the $600 funding

Participants must attend all in-person and mentoring session to the receive the $600 funding



The Innovation Sprint will return in October 2024. Please complete the form below to apply for Fall 2024 admission.

Students Innovation Sprint Experience


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How Do I Apply?


Apply to the Innovation Sprint program by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the program page.

Complete the application form with the necessary details and confirm your availability for all mandatory sessions. Attendance in all sessions is required to receive the $600 funding. If you have any questions about the application, reach out to Sydney Harder at



Program Manager


Sydney Harder is an Entrepreneur Development Officer at The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University. She is also a Mount Royal alumna from the Business Administration program with a minor in Social Innovation, as well as Innovation and Entrepreneurship. With a background in launching her own sustainable arts company and working at a local user experience startup, IncluCity Calgary, she has developed a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and program development. Sydney's career journey has been marked by her dedication to community building and using business models to create social impact. She is particularly inspired to support Mount Royal’s community of changemakers, innovators and entrepreneurs, especially those in creative disciplines. Sydney is available for anyone looking to explore emerging ideas, innovations, or new ventures.

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